Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Facebook Jihad

Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report reports in detail about one of the newer fronts in the cyberwar against Islamic Jihad - the social networking website Facebook:
Facebook is designed to attract young people and allow them to easily share pictures, video, articles, and generally stay in touch. It seems many terrorist groups and their supporters have seen that as the perfect combination for recruitment. To sign up, all they need is an email- many use fake names, like this guy who used the name of the Gama’at Al-Islamiyya terror group.

From there, they need to set up a Facebook Group to attract people. Groups like 14 Shabat, Muslim Brotherhood, and even some Al-Qaida wannabes are featured.
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